HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE! I will be out of commission tomorrow but never fear, I will ringing in 2011 in Filmi Girl style... at my brother's girlfriend's family party with family, good food, and lots of reggae, hip-hop, soul, and calypso music until late at night.
Now, let's hit the GOSSIP!
There's not much going on today other than people's Best and Worst lists, neither of which I can take seriously. Look Tere Bin Laden was a cute film but one of the best of the year? And My Name Is Khan? Really? On your best list?
* Read an interview with No One Killed Jessica director Raj Kumar Gupta.
Both actresses have a different approach to acting. I have certain sensibilities as a writer and a director. It's up to them to go with my sensibilities. It's not an easy film to say 'yes' to. It's a challenging film where both play testing characters. Vidya and Rani are two different set of actors. Rani is someone who is naturally gifted. She doesn't prepare her character. She won't go into the skin of the character. She believes to be in the moment. On the other hand, Vidya is someone who prepares for her character. There is a certain method she approaches towards her craft. Working with these two is a learning experience in itself.
* Get a rundown of the remakes coming to theaters in 2011.
The Italian Job
The original: Starring big wigs like Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, The Italian Job was a remake of a British film. Released in 2003, it was about a group of thieves who steal gold from a former associate as he had double-crossed them. They create the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles that gives them time to pull off the theft. The film was applauded by critics and viewers alike.
The remake: Abbas-Mustan, who are known for their racy thrillers, are directing the film’s remake. Titled Players, it features a vibrant cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Omi Vaidya and Sikandar Kher. The director-duo have made some changes to the script and also included new characters to make the film stylish.
Watch out for: Apart from Junior Bachchan, who has worked with Bipasha Basu and Sikandar Kher earlier, the rest of the cast will be seen sharing screen space together for the first time.
I have no comment.
* Shahrukh Khan has super fans in Germany.
Anna Neun, 30, admires Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for the way he portrays love on screen. “Like this fanatic, crazy lover to whom nothing matters except love. You don't find this kind of lover here in Austria. Austrian men are not like this,” says this student of Vienna University.
* Things are so slow that Lolo is making news with her reveal-nothing interview in Harper's Bazaar.
HAVE A VIDEO!
Rani and Vidya put the smack down on a casting-couch wallah.
Note from Filmi Girl:
I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.
xoxo Filmi Girl